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« on: March 23, 2009, 04:51:20 PM »

Organ Donation Pin: Green Ribbon & Heart   

This pin encourages participation in organ and tissue donation. It is a gold-colored metal lapel pin formed in the shape of a red heart, bordered with a green ribbon. You may order up to 10 pins at no charge.
http://ask.hrsa.gov/detail.cfm?PubID=HRS00275


Other items are also available:
April is National Donate Life Month
http://www.organdonor.gov/get_involved/donatelifemonth.htm

From the Human Resources and Services Administration, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

(Thanks Kim, for reminding me of this!)  :cheer:
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7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 06:43:05 PM »

I ordered some pins and a poster to take to school!   :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 07:21:11 PM »

I have or had that pin, but can't find it. I still have my Donate Life one and for the first time had seen someone else wearing one. Turns out to be that it had been on a person I know at the hospital. She gives me free latte's when I go there for either blood test or pick up results. She use to stick me a lot too.
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1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
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Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 07:27:55 PM »

I ordered 10 pins.  Thanks Okarol!     :clap;
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 03:04:26 AM »

I ordered some too. Thanks. Now I hope people will ask about it when I or the people I give them to wear it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 07:32:38 AM »

I ordered 10 free pins.  Thanks Karol!

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 07:43:57 AM »

 :2thumbsup;

Orderd mine thx....
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 12:08:35 PM »

I ordered 10 too!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 12:47:50 PM »

I ordered some too.  thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 01:36:20 PM »

 :bump;
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
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She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 01:41:08 PM »

I ordered some too
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 03:12:52 PM »

I orderd some pins and some Organ/Tissue Donor Card to pass out to everyone out here.  :thx;
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 03:17:03 PM »

 :clap; I ordered some and received them already. I am giving one to every family member for easter.  :thx;
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 03:17:46 PM »

I got mine!
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Feb 13, 2008 - Activated on "the list".
Nov 5, 2008 - Received living donor transplant from my sister-in-law, Etta.
Nov 5, 2011 - THREE YEARS POST TRANSPLANT!  :D
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 03:28:17 PM »

. She gives me free latte's when I go there for either blood test or pick up results. She use to stick me a lot too.

I think she likes you Mr. Chris
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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theres is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they whohunger and thirst for righteousness, for theywill be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 04:00:39 PM »

. She gives me free latte's when I go there for either blood test or pick up results. She use to stick me a lot too.

I think she likes you Mr. Chris


what is not to like?
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 04:29:21 PM »

I know he is a cutie huh?
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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theres is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they whohunger and thirst for righteousness, for theywill be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2009, 05:55:42 PM »

Mine came last week.  Efficiency in government!
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2009, 06:40:13 PM »

. She gives me free latte's when I go there for either blood test or pick up results. She use to stick me a lot too.

I think she likes you Mr. Chris

As a frequent acquaintance there, yes. Otherwise noo, we have an age difference there. I'm close to her sons age.
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Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
Lifes Adventures -  Priceless

No two day's are the same, are they?
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2009, 08:11:42 PM »

age don't mean a thing to some Chirs. Some lovely ladies go for the younger type.... ;)
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Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they whohunger and thirst for righteousness, for theywill be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2009, 02:15:40 PM »

Boy that was fast!!!  I received my pins today!!!
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 02:21:50 PM »

 :2thumbsup; Wow that's a lot faster than the Christmas packages!
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 05:20:56 PM »

I got mine in the mail today too  :2thumbsup;
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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theres is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they whohunger and thirst for righteousness, for theywill be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2009, 10:29:22 PM »


Apparently they have run out of pins - but they still have posters available http://ask.hrsa.gov/detail.cfm?PubID=HRS00397
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2009, 12:56:16 AM »

I've got my pins.  I have six left to give away. 

                                 :thumbup;
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